It Clucks Like a Chicken, But Is It Kosher?

  In 2013, the Leghorn chicken was the subject of a kashrus controversy. In 2017, the Braekel chicken was the subject of another kashrus controversy. However, even those who are...

Halachic Musings: Woman Who Lost Her Sons Deserves Our Help

  Pidyon shvuyim is a great mitzvah. It occupies one of the first areas in Shulchan Aruch, Hilchos Tzedakah. The Talmud (Bava Basra 8b) says that captivity is worse than...

‘Impeach the #!@$!!’: Silence It Or Learn From It?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It's all over the mainstream media but almost absent from Jewish news sites and papers. Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, on the day she was...

Halachic Musings: Having A Career And A Conscience

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman You have taken a job. Your boss is morally challenged, and is taking advantage of customers. Are you obligated to quit and find another job? Three Scenarios ...

BHI Hotline: Sharing a Wall

  Mr. Waltuch and Mr. Hauser owned adjacent properties. Relations between them were not very cordial. A tall dividing wall stood between their properties. One day, Mr. Waltuch decided to build...

Halachic Musings: Lev Tahor and Pidyon Shvuyim

When is it appropriate to raise money to help someone get out of jail? On motzaei Shabbos, yet another Lev Tahor leader was arrested for kidnapping. The FBI made the...

Halachic Musings: Private Number

The texts went something like this: “Please call me for a sec. Bit time sensitive. Need a number. Thx.” The recipient of the text responded with this: “718-555-5555” “That’s his office number. I...

Rabbi: Palestinians Imprisoned for Selling Land to Jews Need Our Help

The Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Jerusalem, Aryeh Stern, issued an unprecedented halachic ruling that Israel has an obligation to help free Palestinians who have been imprisoned for selling land...

Halachic Musings: Investing In Legal Marijuana

Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein, shlita, was asked recently whether it is permitted to invest in an American company that produces and sells hashish and marijuana in areas where the law...

Business Halacha: Who Is Responsible for the Repair?

Mr. Brand, a professional repairman of boilers and heating systems, rented a house from Mr. Landesman. Mrs. Brand called her husband one afternoon. “The house is unusually cold,” she said....

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IDF Thwarts Stabbing Attempt, Shoots Palestinian Attacker

A Palestinian man was stopped on Monday after he attempted a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in Judea and Samaria, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The...

Jews of Color Reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

  (JTA) — For many Jewish organizations, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to talk about the current state of black-Jewish relations. There’s a...

Jewish Community Needs to be Protected, Ocasio-Cortez Says

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the Jewish community needs to be protected against its concerns about antisemitism coming...

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